Level of Study
Objectives and Content
The course main topics:
(I) Energy production
(II) Chemical reactions in the atmosphere
(III) Aquatic chemistry and water pollution
(IV) Chemical conditions in the biosphere
(V) Impact of toxic compounds in the environment - both natural and man-made (industry, agriculture, transport, energy production, etc.).
Specific topics: The use of fossil fuels, gas fired and nuclear power plants, oil chemicals, greenhouse emission gasses, ozone chemistry, acid rain, eutrophication, pesticides in agriculture, hormonal disruption effects in the environment and general industrial pollution (PCBs, PAHs, CFCs, dioxin).
- Have knowledge of key themes, theories and problems and describe important chemical reactions in the atmosphere and in water, including important chemical reactions in connection with smog formation, ozone chemistry and acid rain chemistry.
- locate, assess and refer to information and technical material and present it so that it highlights a problem in the subject
- outline the molecular basis of the greenhouse effect.
- know aquatic chemistry and water pollution.
- know problems in connection with the use of fossil fuels.
- know alternative energy sources.
- know important pesticides.
- identify environmental contaminants such as PCBs, PAHs, CFCs, PCDD and PCDF.
- give an overview of compounds with hormonal disruption effects.
- Can convey key subject matters as theories, issues and solutions both orally and in writing.
Required Previous Knowledge
KJEM110 or equivalent (basic principles of general chemistry).
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is given as both lectures and seminars.
Lectures and seminars: 4 hours per week
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Attendance at the first lecture is mandatory.
Forms of Assessment
Due to corona situation the exam autumn semester 2020 will be digital Written exam taken home. Counts for 100% of the final grade.
The following changes is made to assessment autumn semester 2020:
- Grading scale Pass/Fail instead of A-F
- Written home examination instead of written examination
Examination Support Material
Basic calculator in accordance with models specified by the faculty rules.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade on the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
The reading list will be avaliable within December 1st for courses taught during the spring semester.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
Course CoordinatorContact information for the course coordinator is available at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.
Course AdministratorThe Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Chemistry are administratively responsible for the course.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 22.09.2020, 09:00
- 4.5 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam